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Welcome to the BAC PTA Website


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NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:



SAVE THE DATE-
  • Science Fair Parent Night- January 11 from 6-7:30pm
  • Open Houses for Prospective Families- January 12 & 19 at 9:30 am in the Media Center



We Need Your Pictures

Did you take photos at a class holiday party or another event in the fall? Do you have pictures of an ordinary day in your child's classroom? Help us make the 2017-2018 BAC yearbook awesome by submitting your pictures! We rely on parents and staff to contribute the photos that make our yearbook so special for our students. To submit pictures, visit the Pictavo website or download the Pictavo app and register with school code 73280. If you have questions or need assistance, contact the PTA yearbook chair at BACCharlotteYearbook@gmail.com.

FoodCorps Update from Gigi Lytton

Happy New Year Barringer Bees! The weather has been very cold lately, which means our gardens are waiting for warm spring weather to start growing again! Barringer students will get to make Hoppin’ John with collards next week when FoodCorps lessons resume.

If you haven’t had your collard greens and Hoppin’ John yet this year, here’s a recipe for this traditional southern dish sure to bring you good luck and prosperity in the New Year! It’s traditionally made with ham hock or bacon to infuse a smoky flavor, but substitute a dash of soy sauce and brown sugar for a vegetarian version. If you’ve always wondered where this tradition originated, here is a little information on the dish.Happy January!


Donors Choose Projects at Barringer

We currently have a Donors Choose project posted for our school:
Check out the site for more information and consider supporting these projects!


Join the PTA!

Show your support for our school, students, and staff -- join the Barringer PTA! Visit our online membership page to sign up and pay your dues (Individual membership $6, Family membership $12) today, or pick up a membership form in the office and pay with cash or check. Be sure to mark your calendar for our first general body meeting next Tuesday, September 19 at 6:00! We'll be discussing program priorities and our budget for the upcoming year.


It's Time to Re-Link Your VIC Card

Did you know you can support Barringer every time you shop at Harris Teeter through the Together in Education program? Simply link your Harris Teeter VIC card to Barringer (school #2389) and our school earns money, at no cost to you! You can link to five schools, and you must re-link every August. There are multiple ways you can link and support Barringer:
  1. When you check out at Harris Teeter, ask the cashier to link your card to school #2389;
  2. Visit the Together in Education website, log in, and search for Barringer (#2389);
  3. Enter your last name and phone number or VIC number in this form, and we'll take care of linking your card!
Last year we earned more than $430 with only 67 linked cards -- imagine how much we could earn to support our staff and programs if every Barringer family linked their cards!


Learn About the Media Center Makeover!

Find information, updates and how to help here.


Watch DOGS

Barringer fathers and father figures are invited to sign up for BAC Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students) -- you can make a difference by committing to volunteer just one day at school! Visit the BAC Watch DOGS page for more information and to sign up for a day (or more).


Be a Part of Shaping 2017-2018 at BAC

Want to help make 2017-18 the best year ever at BAC? Sign up to be a part of the BAC PTA leadership team for next year! If you have just a few hours a month that you would be willing to share, please consider joining our team! Contact us at barringerpta@gmail.com for more information.


Easy Money for Barringer

Did you know there are easy, free ways to support Barringer while you shop? Join the Amazon Smile program, designate Barringer as your charitable organization, and a percentage of every eligible purchase goes to our school! Many items are eligible for Smile donations and your shopping experience is exactly the same.

It's also time to re-link your Harris Teeter VIC card! Visit the Together in Education page to link your card or ask the cashier next time you check out to link your card to school #2389. Remember you have to link every August, even if you previously were linked to Barringer, and you can link to as many as five schools.

Don't forget to clip and send in Box Tops for Education -- these are found on many products you buy everyday, and each one is worth ten cents for our school! Simply drop them in the collection box in the office or outside of Ms. Easop's room, our volunteers will take care of the rest!


Join the PTA Online!

This year, the Barringer PTA is excited to offer you the option of purchasing your PTA membership online, before school starts! Visit our secure order page, and pay using your credit card or checking account.


Interested in Volunteering at the School, Chaperoning Field Trips or Having Lunch with Your Student? Don't Forget to Register As a Volunteer with CMS.

Volunteer Registration with CMS:The school system requires that all volunteers must be registered with CMS in advance to ensure the safety of our children.(It is also disappointing to come to help only to be turned away.)
1. Click on the following link: Register to Volunteer. This displays the primary CMS website.
2. Follow the onscreen instructions to register. All volunteers must register!

Advocate for Public Education with MeckEd

If you are looking for ways to become a stronger advocate for public education in Charlotte and North Carolina, visit the MeckEd website or read their current newsletter to find information about current issues and ways you can get involved! MeckEd is an independent, non-profit organization that informs and engages the community around critical issues facing public education. They also sponsor occasional Community Conversations to provide a platform for citizens to weigh in on timely, local education matters. The next one, "Public Education: What Matters to You?" is scheduled for Thursday, August 27 from 8:00-9:30 AM at the BB&T/Novant Health Building (108 Providence Road).


Earn Money for BAC While You Shop: Amazon Smile

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Start shopping at BAC's Smile Page.





MeckEd Advocacy Toolkit Available

If you are ready to take a stand for teachers and students, check out the MeckEd Advocacy Toolkit.






HELP NEEDED....

  • Math Tutors Needed!


    Do you want to support at child at Barringer with a commitment of an hour or less per week? Our school has a new partnership this year with Heart Math Tutoring! Heart provides the support of an on-site coordinator and an easy-to-follow, proven curriculum featuring hands-on activities and games. Tutors work one-on-one with a student who is below grade level in elementary math. 98% of students tutored to date have met program growth goals, and 99% of surveyed volunteers would recommend Heart to others. At Barringer, you can choose 30 minutes or one hour, from 12:45-1:45 or 3:00-4:00. Find more information about Heart and sign up to tutor here; if you have any questions please email volunteer@heartutoring.org!



If you have news items for the website, or that you would like to include in the next BeeMail, mail your request and content to BarringerPTA@gmail.com .